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https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/260402943 In 2015, the community of Islamberg discovered that a Tennessee minister was plotting the deadliest attack on US soil since 9/11 against their village. Why have...
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In 2015, the community of Islamberg discovered that a Tennessee minister was plotting the deadliest attack on US soil since 9/11 against their village. Why have Americans heard nothing about him, and why has the safety of this community been ignored?

On 10 April 2015, the FBI quietly arrested Robert Doggart, a white, 63-year-old Christian minister, after they discovered he was plotting an attack against Islamberg, a small African American Muslim community in upstate New York. Inspired by Fox News claims that the community was a terrorist training camp, Doggart discussed firebombing a mosque and a school in the village, and using assault rifles and a machete to murder the residents.

No terrorism charges were brought against Doggart. No national news outlets covered his arrest, and one month after he was taken into custody, a judge released him on bail. As Doggart’s case went before an all-white jury, White Fright examined the US’s inconsistent system of national security, the media’s role in exacerbating terrorist threats, and the failure to protect vulnerable communities from racist attacks.

Key credits

Director, producer and editor: David Felix Sutcliffe
Producer: Nehad Khader
Executive producers for the Guardian: Charlie Phillips and Lindsay Poulton
Commissioned by the Guardian and Bertha Foundation

Cast: The Guardian and David Felix Sutcliffe

Tags: muslims, documentary, terrorism, islamberg, islam, racism, media, fake news, alt right, religion and far right

https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/280491982 Poppy Edwards: Lyrics, Writer/ Co-producer (vocals, piano, alto sax) John Tonks: Writer/Co-producer Georgios Cherouvim: Video Camera: Charly Feldman Lukas Hyrman Alex Seltzer Crøm-lus (Poppy Edwards)...
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Poppy Edwards: Lyrics, Writer/ Co-producer (vocals, piano, alto sax)
John Tonks: Writer/Co-producer
Georgios Cherouvim: Video

Camera:
Charly Feldman
Lukas Hyrman
Alex Seltzer

Crøm-lus (Poppy Edwards)
Strange Jealousy is mash up of warped sounds, acoustic instruments and synth sound design. Sounds and motifs flow in and out throughout the song, sometimes deliberately detuning, giving a feeling of uneasiness. This uneasiness links to the song’s emotion, the subject of which touches on family, love and its peripheries. This song has references to the aesthetics of trip-hop, jazz and Dub, with “instrumental inversion and ghostly voices, distant horn sections, odd perspectives, deep illusions and unexpected noises” [David Toop]. Perfecting this song came from the genius ears of Producer John Tonks, who has worked with many artists I admire from Tricky, to Massive Attack and Neneh Cherry.

Georgios Cherouvim
The visuals of the video are generated algorithmically and feature visually complex patterns that emerge through the simulation of a self organizing behavioral system. Such patterns appear in nature and the brain is tuned to categorize them as organic, which also carries an inherited feeling of unease. This is used in the video as a vehicle to reflect on the emotions of the song. Taking the lead from the lyrics, the patterns evolve and shift between ambiguous shapes to the recognizable form of the two faces, an elegant interplay between synthesis, metamorphosis and decomposition of organic patterns and the human figure.

The video was shot and edited as normal and then used to drive the behavior of a multi agent based system, obeying a set of simple rules and forces. The most characteristic behavior is the slime mold (Physarum Polycephalum) which creates a distinct network of interconnected branches. Over the years slime mold has fascinated many scientists and artists. Even though Physarum Polycephalum is a single cell organism, it exhibits a remarkable sensory-motor behavior and has the ability to create complex networks while searching for nutrients. Despite the lack of a central nervous system, it is able to effectively locate, migrate towards sources of food and over time optimize its complex network of interconnected branches, to effectively transport the nutrients over its constantly changing body.

The system was implemented in Touch Designer, with the core logic coded in GLSL with compute shaders and can also be performed in real time. Off-line motion vectors were extracted from the video using Furnace in Nuke.

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References
Jones, J. (2011) Influences on the formation and evolution of Physarum polycephalum inspired emergent transport networks
eprints.uwe.ac.uk/20845/1/2011%20Naco%20uc09%20paper%20author%20copy.pdf More on Jeff Jones’s research on Slime Mould
uncomp.uwe.ac.uk/jeff/index.htm
Guodong Rong & Tiow-Seng Tan (2006) School of Computing, National University of Singapore
Jump Flooding in GPU with Applications to Voronoi Diagram and Distance Transform
comp.nus.edu.sg/~tants/jfa/i3d06.pdf
Thomas Diewald
github.com/diwi/ vimeo.com/diwi
David Reeves
spatialslur.com/about/ vimeo.com/user4323989
Touch Designer
derivative.ca/
Optical flow in Nuke
foundry.com/products/nuke/plug-ins/furnace

Cast: Georgios Cherouvim, poppy, Alexander Maxim Seltzer and Charly Feldman

Tags: music video, generative, animation, realtime, code, song, Touch Designer and glsl

https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/279166879 The implications and promises of artificial intelligence (AI) are unimaginable. But what’s possible today will be dwarfed by the great potential of AI in the near...
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The implications and promises of artificial intelligence (AI) are unimaginable. But what’s possible today will be dwarfed by the great potential of AI in the near future. The responsibility to raise these questions does not rest solely on the shoulders of journalists and leading technology companies. Rather, it’s the responsibility of all engaged citizens.

Client: HPE

Agency: Atlantic Re:think
Creative Director: Jeremy Elias
Associate Creative Director: Sarah Sherman
Creative Solutions Coordinator: Robbie Tanner

Production Company: Dress Code (dresscodeny.com)
Director: Dan Covert
Executive Producer: Brad Edelstein
Head of Production: Tara Rose Stromberg
Supervising Producer: Amy Dempsey
Cinematography: Claudio Rietti
Editor: Dan Covert
Assistant Editor: Nick Stromberg
Script: Dan Covert, Amy Dempsey, Jeremy Elias, Sarah Sherman, Tara Rose Stromberg, Robbie Tanner
Art Director: Elena Chudoba
Editorial Illustration Concepts: John J. Custer
Design: Elena Chudoba, John J. Custer, John Lee, Rasmus Löwenbrååt
Lead Animator: Rasmus Löwenbrååt
Animation: Erika Bernetich, Po Chen Chia, John Lee, Vincenzo Lodigiani
Color: Daniel Orentlicher

Music + Sound: YouTooCanWoo
Cast: Beena Ammanath, Anita Schjøll Brede, Kirk Bresniker, Curt Hopkins, John Markoff, Tim Urban, Shannon Vallor

For the full post:
theatlantic.com/sponsored/hpe-2018/the-ethics-of-ai/1865/

Cast: Dress Code and Atlantic Re:think

Tags: AI, Computers, Artificial Intelligence, HPE, HP, Silicon Valley, Ethics, Technology, Robots, Dress Code, Branded Content, Terminator and Documentary

https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/279166879 The implications and promises of artificial intelligence (AI) are unimaginable. But what’s possible today will be dwarfed by the great potential of AI in the near...
https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/279166879

The implications and promises of artificial intelligence (AI) are unimaginable. But what’s possible today will be dwarfed by the great potential of AI in the near future. The responsibility to raise these questions does not rest solely on the shoulders of journalists and leading technology companies. Rather, it’s the responsibility of all engaged citizens.

Client: HPE

Agency: Atlantic Re:think
Creative Director: Jeremy Elias
Associate Creative Director: Sarah Sherman
Creative Solutions Coordinator: Robbie Tanner

Production Company: Dress Code (dresscodeny.com)
Director: Dan Covert
Executive Producer: Brad Edelstein
Head of Production: Tara Rose Stromberg
Supervising Producer: Amy Dempsey
Cinematography: Claudio Rietti
Editor: Dan Covert
Assistant Editor: Nick Stromberg
Script: Dan Covert, Amy Dempsey, Jeremy Elias, Sarah Sherman, Tara Rose Stromberg, Robbie Tanner
Art Director: Elena Chudoba
Editorial Illustration Concepts: John J. Custer
Design: Elena Chudoba, John J. Custer, John Lee, Rasmus Löwenbrååt
Lead Animator: Rasmus Löwenbrååt
Animation: Erika Bernetich, Po Chen Chia, John Lee, Vincenzo Lodigiani
Color: Daniel Orentlicher

Music + Sound: YouTooCanWoo
Cast: Beena Ammanath, Anita Schjøll Brede, Kirk Bresniker, Curt Hopkins, John Markoff, Tim Urban, Shannon Vallor

For the full post:
theatlantic.com/sponsored/hpe-2018/the-ethics-of-ai/1865/

Cast: Dress Code and Atlantic Re:think

Tags: AI, Computers, Artificial Intelligence, HPE, HP, Silicon Valley, Ethics, Technology, Robots, Dress Code, Branded Content, Terminator and Documentary

https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/280462558 ULTIMATE ULTIMATE is the #4 amateur DJ Championship in all of Ventura County, California. Who will win? Will it be DJ Sparkle, a ten year...
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ULTIMATE ULTIMATE is the #4 amateur DJ Championship in all of Ventura County, California.

Who will win? Will it be DJ Sparkle, a ten year old prodigy DJ? Broco, two Frat bros who are deeply inside of each other’s talent? Or Mr. P a 12 grade history teacher who infuses his lessons with Dubstep?

This is Episode 1 of a 5 part EDM Journey.

Cast: Jack Henry Robbins, avner shiloah, Dan Chen, angela, James Morosini and Matt Schwartz

Tags: Ultimate Ultimate, DJ Sparkle, EDM, Electronic Music and Mockumentary

https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/279991958 What happens if you listen closely... New audio-visual show "World Music" coming out early 2019. More infos: http://www.facebook.com/cee-roo Directed by: Ludo Jaccard | Imajack &...
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What happens if you listen closely…

New audio-visual show “World Music” coming out early 2019.
More infos: http://www.facebook.com/cee-roo
Directed by: Ludo Jaccard | Imajack & Noé Ciompi
Follow Focus: Gil Peckel
Musicians: Adrien Guerne, Gregoire Larrouy, Quentin Blondeau
Extras: Lucie Peckel, Arnaud Savoy, Erwan Quaegebeur, Charlotte Nigaude, Lionel Royemans
A big thank’s to Kaos Films

Shot with Sony FS7 & Easy Rig
Brussels, Belgium

http://www.ceeroo.ch

Cast: Cee-Roo, IMAJACK and Hurukan

Tags: street, one shot, sample, ambient, sounds, sound design, feel the sounds, belgium, switzerland and sony

https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/280241077 Last Fall I took a random trip to Hong Kong for fun and documented my time meeting and exploring with a lot of rad people! Made...
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Last Fall I took a random trip to Hong Kong for fun and documented my time meeting and exploring with a lot of rad people! Made some amazing new friends and fell in love with the city’s grittiness.

Film, Edit & Animation by Jas Davis

Shot on Canon 5D MK IV & DJI Mavic Pro

MUSIC:
Corporeal (feat. Rob Clouth) – Max Cooper
Gegen – Paula Temple
Terra Gang – Dark0

Cast: Jas Davis

Tags: Jas Davis, Jas, Models, Epic, Hong Kong, Techno and Infrared

https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/277464886 Dive in - An illustrated tale is an underwater journey, through revolving landscapes and unexpected monsters, a world of breathing caves and valleys, tiny fishes and...
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Dive in – An illustrated tale is an underwater journey, through revolving landscapes and unexpected monsters, a world of breathing caves and valleys, tiny fishes and huge, hiding whales.

Taking inspiration from my favourite designers of all time, Fortunato Depero, Enzo Mari, Bruno Munari, i tried to create, like them, an uncommon product for children and grown ups.

With a set of 33 looping gifs, I wrote the story, designed and animated the huge canvas (5760×21120 pixel). Luigi Mastandrea created the generative music and Paula Masterton accompanied the video with her wonderful voice.

But I also wanted my daughter to play with it, so I made a 33 pieces modular puzzle that she can rearrange to create new shapes and designs.

direction/visuals: gasta
generative music: luigi mastandrea
voice: paula masterton

Full project at gasta.org/portfolio/dive-in/

Cast: gasta

https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/277464886 Dive in - An illustrated story is an underwater journey, through revolving landscapes and unexpected monsters, a world of breathing caves and valleys, tiny fishes and...
https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/277464886

Dive in – An illustrated story is an underwater journey, through revolving landscapes and unexpected monsters, a world of breathing caves and valleys, tiny fishes and huge, hiding whales.

Taking inspiration from my favourite designers of all time, Fortunato Depero, Enzo Mari, Bruno Munari, i tried to create, like them, an uncommon product for children and grown ups.

With a set of 33 looping gifs, I wrote the story, designed and animated the huge canvas (5760×21120 pixel). Luigi Mastandrea created the generative music and Paula Masterton accompanied the video with her wonderful voice.

But I also wanted my daughter to play with it, so I made a 33 pieces modular puzzle that she can rearrange to create new shapes and designs.

direction/visuals: gasta
generative music: luigi mastandrea
voice: paula masterton

Full project at gasta.org/portfolio/dive-in/

Cast: gasta

https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/278003111 Dear Monday Two words that best describe an idea that I had been wanting to use as a premise for a short film for about a...
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Dear Monday
Two words that best describe an idea that I had been wanting to use as a premise for a short film for about a year. When my friend Antoine hired me to shoot commercial work in Utah back in April of this year, I figured this was a golden opportunity to do it. The location and timing were perfect to stay a few extra days and work on a fun personal project for which we had total creative freedom.

We traveled through the desert in an RV for 7 days, hiked, ran, rode, jumped, screamed and laughed from dawn to dusk; classic indie filmmaking.

Directed, shot, edited and graded by myself.

Cast: raphael desharnais, Antoine Caron and Studio Expression

Tags: a7s, fs5, davinci, bike, horse, premiere pro, super 8, pivot, bicycle, desert, camera, summer, hot, canada, van, usa, utah, office, monday and fast